We are a family run 'bricks and mortar' business based in Eccles, Manchester.

We are a family run 'bricks and mortar' business based in Eccles, Manchester.

You will find over 70 machines and overlockers in our showroom and all the best makes of machines, cabinets, a wide range of haberdashery and sewing patterns on our website. We run various workshops too!

Bamber Sewing Machines came into being back in 1946. Dad, Roy Bamber, came across a treadle sewing machine on top of a Salford bomb site when he was around 14. He scrambled to the top and dragged the machine down and hired a hand cart to take it home. There he repaired it and later sold it to a neighbour.

Alan & Steve, Roys two sons, joined him during the 1970’s & 80’s and they all worked together in their happy family business.


Start Date
21st September 2019, 10:30 am

End Date
21st September 2019, 2:30 pm


What on earth is free machine embroidery you ask? Well it’s time to get creative rather than functional with a sewing machine and use your needle to draw!

Based at Bamber Sewing Machines, you’ll find like-minded classmates; expert tutors and all the fabrics, trims, patterns and sewing tools you could wish for (plus sewing machines and overlockers for those wishing to invest heavier)!

We’ll teach you how to use an embroidery foot and hoop to 'draw' with the stitches of your sewing machine and create embroidered works of art. Then decorate a calico bag and transfer one of our ‘in house designs’ or create your own.
Delve into our enormous stash of fabrics and using the art of appliqué, sew layers of fabric to form a design and add texture.

Add your own creative flair by using contrasting coloured threads, making a truly personal piece of work!

Once you’re confident you can use this fun and relaxed way of sewing to breathe new life into anything from tops to tea towels.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or for those looking to refresh their skills.

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